With the end of testing last Wednesday, the year is officially over for us (exception: Nathan, who has to take the SAT II biology and Spanish subject tests on Saturday)! (Other exception: not everyone finished their math and English books, so they have to continue working in those. Also, we slacked off on Latin the last quarter . . also history for the younger boys . . . ) Okay, we are never really done. But my big responsibilities are done, so I am feeling light as a feather!
And it was just in time too. I was starting to lose it, as evidenced by these 2 examples. Last Tuesday only Nathan decided to go to CAP. After a late dinner, Bob took the middle 5 swimming, so it was just Luke, Micah, Drew, and me at home. Micah was filthy dirty, so I decided to give him a bath, and I knew he would just love being all by himself in the tub. So I got him going and he was having a grand time in there--when I suddenly *really* looked at my watch, noticing the hour as well as the minute. It was 9:20! CAP ends at 9:00! For some reason I was an hour off in my mind, thinking it was only 8:00, not 9:00! Whoops! I yelled for Luke to come get Micah dressed, and I leaped into the van, certain that Nathan must be frantic with worry. I expected to have half a dozen missed calls on my cell, but to my surprise, there were none! I called Nathan, who said if there had to be a night for me to be really, really late, that night was it. A former cadet, who had just graduated from AFROTC at Alabama, was back visiting as he waited to get commissioned, so people were stayed late and talking to him. So I pulled into the parking lot at 9:40, and Nathan wasn't even the last person there! *Whew*
Then Wednesday afternoon, after testing was all over, Luke had an orthodontist appointment. After he finished, we headed over to Sams to pick up some last-minute things for our camping trip (another post!). I was so pleased to find my favorite cashier, and as I chose her line, I said, "I always pick your line because you are the best at packing my cart!" She is a woman after my own heart--every item is placed, like in Tetris, into just the right spot! A work of art! Anyhow, after Zahida finished scanning everything, I was ready to pay--but I couldn't find my credit card! I mildly panicked, but like I said to Luke, I showed it to the guy to come into Sams . . . where could it have gotten to? That's when Zahida said, "Umm, isn't this your credit card?" sitting there on top of the machine? Why yes, because I had given it to her before she started scanning everything, except I had no recollection of doing so, LOL. How many years have we been Sams members? How many times a month do I go? Clearly I was cracking up, just a short step away fron the looney bin! A nice long summer break is just what I need!
Testing actually went really well, I thought. I think I learned a lot from last year, and this year a lot of new people got certified as testers, so that was great. I felt more comfortable with everything, although I was still immensely relieved to send off that 25 pound box of tests Thursday morning! Ahhh . . . summer break!!